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18th Sep '16 1:27:00 PM CrystalGlacia
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[[caption-width-righJact:200:Actor Paul Eddington just finds out his political rival has died in Series/YesMinister.]]

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[[caption-width-righJact:200:Actor [[caption-width-right:200:Actor Paul Eddington just finds out his political rival has died in Series/YesMinister.]]
27th Aug '16 5:11:18 PM BigJaredMonkey
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[[caption-width-right:200:Actor Paul Eddington just finds out his political rival has died in Series/YesMinister.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:Actor [[caption-width-righJact:200:Actor Paul Eddington just finds out his political rival has died in Series/YesMinister.]]



* Jake, the PluckyComicRelief Sheriff's Deputy in ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', does this a lot. It was one of the things Jack Elam, the actor playing Jake, was best known for.

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* Jake, the PluckyComicRelief Sheriff's Deputy in ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', does this a lot. It was one of the things Jack Elam, Creator/JackElam, the actor playing Jake, was best known for.
27th Aug '16 10:45:33 AM HawkbitAlpha
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': For unknown reasons, [[TheVoiceless the mute Freedom Fighter Longshot]] does this all the time. He's understood by his companions through his eyes and facial expressions, which ([[FridgeLogic somehow]]) indicate his thoughts and viewpoints on particular subjects. [[spoiler:[[SuddenlyVoiced He doesn't talk at all until Jet is killed]], and even then, only says less than fifteen words.]]
30th Jul '16 1:48:37 PM maximsk
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** There's also the scene in season 5 where Buffy and Giles have a long discussion about him dressing up in a RobeAndWizardHat for the opening of the Magic Box without either of them uttering a single word..

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** There's also the scene in season 5 where Buffy and Giles have a long discussion about him dressing up in a RobeAndWizardHat for the opening of the Magic Box without either of them uttering a single word..word.
26th Jul '16 10:13:42 PM StevieC
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* In ''KungFuHustle'', the landlady of Pigsty Alley [[StealthHiBye pays a visit]] to the Axe Gang leaders' car to give them a long-winded talking-to, which she does with much aplomb, and without speaking a single word out loud (though some of her dialogue comes from her hands, or rather, her fists. She doesn't punch anyone but she makes it clear that she has no qualms about doing so in future if necessary. She then [[StealthHiBye sends the intruders off]] without inflicting any physical harm, but she's delivered a wordless ultimatum that was clearer-than-crystal.

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* In ''KungFuHustle'', the landlady of Pigsty Alley [[StealthHiBye pays a visit]] to the Axe Gang leaders' Sum's car to give them a long-winded talking-to, which she does with much aplomb, and without speaking a single word out loud (though some of her dialogue comes from her hands, or rather, her fists. She doesn't punch anyone but she makes it clear that she has no qualms about doing so in future if necessary. She then [[StealthHiBye sends the intruders off]] without inflicting any physical harm, but she's delivered a wordless ultimatum that was clearer-than-crystal.
26th Jul '16 9:48:44 PM StevieC
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* In ''KungFuHustle'', the landlady of Pigsty Alley [[StealthHiBye pays a visit]] to the Axe Gang leaders' car to give them a long-winded talking-to, which she does with much aplomb, and without speaking a single word out loud (though some of her dialogue comes from her hands, or rather, her fists. She doesn't punch anyone but she makes it clear that she has no qualms about doing so in future if necessary. She then [[StealthHiBye sends the intruders off]] without inflicting any physical harm, but she's delivered a wordless ultimatum that was clearer-than-crystal.
10th Jun '16 8:45:51 PM MovieNut14
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* The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble of ''Series/DoctorWho'' play this trope for laughs. They are both spying on the episode's villain by looking through adjacent windows, the villain's office between them, and catch each other's eye. A conversation follows using comically exaggerated expressions, lip reading and mime. The conversation ends when Donna gestures to the villain, who, it turns out, has been watching them embarrass themselves and simply asks, "Are we interrupting you?"
** Thanks to Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/JennaColeman having very expressive faces, the Doctor and Clara Oswald often engage in this. ''Spectacular'' examples can be found in the episodes "Under the Lake" and "Hell Bent."

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* The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble of ''Series/DoctorWho'' play this trope for laughs.laughs in "Partners in Crime". They are both spying on the episode's villain by looking through adjacent windows, the villain's office between them, and catch each other's eye. A conversation follows using comically exaggerated expressions, lip reading and mime. The conversation ends when Donna gestures to the villain, who, it turns out, has been watching them embarrass themselves and simply asks, "Are we interrupting you?"
** Thanks to Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/JennaColeman having very expressive faces, the Doctor and Clara Oswald often engage in this. ''Spectacular'' examples can be found in the episodes "The Caretaker", "Under the Lake" and "Hell Bent."



* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', second instalment "Mutiny" and "Retribution": Many characters exchange significant looks when they cannot talk freely. Usually it's because they are in front of their superiors, one of those is InsaneAdmiral who loses his ability to control his crew. It heavily overlaps with MeaningfulLook, but some of the conveyed messages were rather complex.

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', second instalment installment "Mutiny" and "Retribution": Many characters exchange significant looks when they cannot talk freely. Usually it's because they are in front of their superiors, one of those is InsaneAdmiral who loses his ability to control his crew. It heavily overlaps with MeaningfulLook, but some of the conveyed messages were rather complex.
1st Jun '16 9:32:10 AM lavendermintrose
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txIrDNOJcj8 In this song]], ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}'' doesn't have any words, but body language can be used in scenes like this to add more characterization. This production (from the Met Opera, filmed in 2010) takes it above and beyond - she goes through several different emotions and realizations in this time.
26th May '16 6:27:32 PM Rebu
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* According to the writers of ''Series/YesMinister'', during filming Paul Eddington would deviate from the script by replacing his lines with an expression. He was so good at this that in later episodes they actually annotated the script with "[[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to]]" where they expected this to work. An exceptional example is when he finds out a minister who was about to publish some embarrassing memoirs has unexpectedly died. The brief sadness, then joy, then abrupt attempt to look sad again is something to behold.

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* According to the writers of ''Series/YesMinister'', during filming Paul Eddington would deviate from the script by replacing his lines with an expression. He was so good at this that in later episodes they actually annotated the script with "[[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny Paul doesn't have to say this line if he doesn't want to]]" where they expected this to work. An exceptional example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI when he finds out a minister who was about to publish some embarrassing memoirs has unexpectedly died.died]]. The brief sadness, then joy, then abrupt attempt to look sad again is something to behold.
2nd May '16 7:40:14 AM Paranoia
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Allegiance", Picard is abducted by aliens for the purpose of study. When Picard turns the tables on his captors, they return him to the ''Enterprise,'' but before they leave the bridge, Picard and the crew, communicating with only subtle facial expressions, trap the aliens in a forcefield to show them what it feels like to be imprisoned. Picard makes a point of the fact that he and the crew communicated this way.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Allegiance", Picard is and a handful of other random aliens are abducted by aliens for the purpose of study.study (because they communicate only with telepathy and wish to study other forms of communication). When Picard turns the tables on his captors, they return him to the ''Enterprise,'' but before they leave the bridge, Picard and the crew, communicating with only subtle facial expressions, trap the aliens in a forcefield to show them what it feels like to be imprisoned. Picard makes a point of the fact that he and the crew communicated this way.
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